This evening we've been watching a Brown Rat (or Norwegian Rat, Rattus norvegicus) pottering around in the garden.
Surprisingly, it wasn't underneath the bird feeders (where seed gets spilled by Jackdaws trying to feed) but instead wandered around the lawn, finding plenty to eat there instead. Couldn't see quite what it was eating, though - perhaps insects or roots?
As long as it stays outside the house, it's welcome. There must be loads of rats around here...
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